Andy Wirth’s Resort Management Career

Andy Wirth was born on 25th July 1963.He graduated from the Colorado State University with a bachelor degree in science. Andy has undying passion in skydiving. He has worked in the hotel industry and mountain resort for over 25 years. He is currently the president and CEO of a parent company of Squaw Valley by the name Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, Alpine Meadows Resorts. Andy also works as the chairman of Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees.

Andy has tirelessly worked as the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings to ensure that the ski area tops as the best tourism destination in the world. Squaw Valley Ski Resort located at the far end of a U-shaped valley was voted by the 10Best Readers’ Choice and the USA today as the 2016 ‘Best Ski Resort’ in the North America. The resort is internationally renowned.It spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The Squaw Valley is continuously growing with a development plan going through the approval process to increase the base area sevenfold size at the bottom of the mountain.

Andy has focused on improving the Lake Tahoe area. He contributes greatly to the community service and environmental organizations in the Lake Tahoe area.

On January 12, 2016, Andy Wirth was elected and announced the Chairman and President of The Reno-Tahoe Air Service Corporation (RASC).The RASC promotes air service into Reno-Tahoe International Airport and consistently identifies new prospects for additional flights. The board comprises of tourism entities like the South Lake Tahoe and regional hotel-casino properties. Wirth has been elemental to the development of air services and airports for major communities and resorts from Colorado to Quebec and most recently air service establishment to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport with JetBlue service from JFK Airport.

Andy was among the founders of the “Wounded Warrior Support” an ironman team that raises funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation to honor the fine men of the Navy SEALs after they return home.

More about Andy: https://about.me/andywirth

 

True Value Company Value Peaks Upon Kenneth Goodgame’s Introduction To The Company

2013 marked an important calendar year for True Value Company. The year marked a turning point in the company’s strategic goals. The board of directors of True Value Company wanted to see growth in the brand through the attraction of new retail operators as well as an increase in profitability among the existing retailers in their chain.

The board agreed on a shift in strategy that involved bringing in highly skilled executives to achieve its ambitious goals. The three executives were appointed as senior vice presidents of the company. They would be tasked with revamping the company. Their experience and expertise in their various fields were vital elements in the complete restructuring of True Value’s logistics and global supply chain network.

Having made a name for himself in the marketing realm, Mr. Kenneth Goodgame, assumed the position of Chief Marketing Officer within the company. His 22 years of experience and a track record that speaks for itself, Kenneth Goodgame made some substantial changes in True Value Company that have resulted in positive yields for the company.

The knowledge, skills, leadership and expertise have brought by Mr. Goodgame have already led to record breaking profits over the half year mark and are projected to continue the trend in the second half of the year. His unique marketing philosophy coupled with his innovation in promoting products and launching new products have set global trends.

His rich history of creating highly efficient teams played a role in overhauling 40% of low performing staff. He replaced them with vibrant personalities and equipped them with extensive product knowledge. His marketing philosophies and the complete overhaul of incompetent staff members resulted in a higher turnover. The additional revenue raised the company’s saving potential from 2% to 9% within a year.

According to Angel.co, Kenneth Goodgame contributions to the company have aligned with the board’s vision for the company. His contributions have directly led to an increase in sales of their retail partners and capturing of new retail partners.


About Kenneth Goodgame

Mr. Goodgame earned a marketing degree at Tennessee University. He began his professional career in 1994 as an employee of Home Depot in Atlanta. After leaving Home Depot, Kenneth Goodgame has held different positions in various supply chain companies including Newell Rubbermaid, Techtronic Industries, and Ace Hardware Corporation.

EOS: Creating the Fun in the Lip Balm Industry

Seven years ago lip balm began to change. In a world of tubes that hadn’t been updated much in a century, EOS lip balm spheres arrived to brighten the drugstore aisle and women’s purses. The founders of EOS recognized a gap in the lip balm industry and knew they could use their unique backgrounds to create a lip balm that was fun and enjoyable.

Sanjiv Mehra and Jonathan Teller were a team with experience in consumer packaged goods and startup incubators. They set out to design a product for stylish millennial women that would engage all 5 senses–the round packaging and memorable colors were just the beginning. Using organic ingredients and competitive pricing were other important components. Once they had created their product, introducing it to the market was a hurdle until a female buyer at Walgreens decide to give the little spheres a chance. Soon after, Racked, Walmart and Target also picked up EOS lip balm.

Getting their product on shelves was not enough. To compete in the industry, EOS had to scale quickly. Mehra and Teller invested in their own equipment to manufacture the lip balm and made an influence marketing plan. They had beauty bloggers review their product on social media. They became the largest advertiser in their category by working with millennial celebrities like Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, and Miley Cyrus to get the word out.

EOS lip balm now sells 1 million balms a week. Kline Research says they have single handed driven growth in the oral care category. The founders’ goal to make an effective and pleasurable lip balm has certainly been a success. Their delightful orbs are widely recognized and make you smile just as their tagline promises. Check out the EOS products on pinterest or here: http://www.ulta.com/smooth-sphere-lip-balm?productId=xlsImpprod3490245.

You can read more about the creation of an imaginative lip balm here: https://www.fastcompany.com/3063333/startup-report/the-untold-story-of-how-lip-balm-upstart-eos-outdid-chapstick

 

Former Hawks Ownership Sues Insurance Company

Bruce Levenson controlling partner of (AHBE) the philanthropist and former owner of the Atlanta Hawks has filed a lawsuit against the New Hampshire Insurance Company. In 1977 Bruce was also one of the founders of the Communications Group (UCG) http://www.ucg.com/AboutUs/Ownership.aspx. The lawsuit was filed because of a breach of contract involving claims settlements made by former general manager Danny Ferry. The current owners have nothing to do with the recent filing. Since 2004 Bruce Levenson also served as the Atlanta Hawks Governor on the NBA Board of Governors. He is a founding member and is on the board of directors for the publicly traded TechTarget which is an IT Industry Media Company. On June 22, 2015, the Hawks ownership and Ferry reached a disclosed buyout agreement that ended the eighteen million and six year 2012 contract. Two days later, the approval of the sale of franchise to the Ressler-led group came. In a statement on Forbes, Ressler says he respects the NBA’s approval process and that the new owners are incredibly excited by the success of the Hawks and wish them success in the playoffs. Led by Ressler, the purchasing group includes former NBA All-Star Grant Hill, Clayton Dubilier & Rice, partner Rick Schnall, Spanx owner Sara Blakely and her husband, Jesse Itzler.

 

 

Susan McGalla Speaks About What It Takes to Become a Corporate Leader

Working ethics play an important role in developing leadership skills to reach the top of the corporate ladder on Steelers.com. The percentage of women business leaders is low compared to men in the United States, but some women are making their footprint, regardless of statistics. Susan McGalla, a successful business woman in Pittsburgh, PA is a witness that women have the ability to succeed in the corporate world, as men. She knows what it takes to be a corporate leader and is now sharing with other women her life experiences of journey to reaching success. McGalla is a motivational speaker and women advocate with the mission of inspiring women to reach for their dreams through hard work, determination, adaptability and dedication.

Whatever obstacles Susan had to face while pursuing her career advancement on post-gazette.com, whether no presence of executive women or unequal pay, she persevered and worked even harder to stand approved. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Mount Union College, she worked at Joseph Home Company for eight years. In 2014, McGalla worked for American Eagle Outfitters and served as President and Chief Merchandising Officer (CMO). While working at American Eagle, her responsibilities were managing $3 billion in revenues, e-commerce website, and four brands. She has experience in the retail and clothing industry, operations, branding, management, and marketing.

Susan McGalla also served as President and CMO at American Eagle Brand. In 2011, she joined Wet Seal and held executive position, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) before exploring entrepreneurship opportunities. Susan McGalla founded her own company, P3 Executive Consulting, LLC. Most of the companies McGalla worked for were dominated by men holding executive and board member positions. Her determination and dedication helped with the process of adapting to a male dominated environment. Currently, Susan McGalla is serving as Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the Pittsburgh Steeler.

To show her support for women advancement in the workplace, she has spoken to audiences at Carnegie Mellon University Speaker Series for Chief Executive Officers and the Pittsburgh Women and Girl’s Foundation. Susan McGalla continues her support and is taking stance in forums to share with students and women the steps she had to take to accomplish her career goals.

Tech Boom Sees New Buyers Searching For Luxury Apartments in NYC

Real estate prices in New York City have grown rapidly in recent years. There are a lot of people who are looking to buy a property, but the demand is so high that many apartments are going off the market in just a few days. The luxury apartment industry is growing faster than the rest simply because of new demand from people moving into the city. The young and wealthy tech workers have a high demand for these types of properties. Working with a quality company can make this a much better experience for you. If you want to learn how to buy a property quickly, Town Residential is a great company to work with, because they have so many New York properties available in the city.

Town Residential

In a booming real estate market, it is tough to find a company that truly cares about customers. Over the past couple of years, Town Residential has made a lot of investments into their business. There are a lot of people who are looking to buy a property over the next year, and the new technology at Town Residential makes this much easier. With so few NYC apartments for rent, it is vital to act quickly. If you want to purchase or rent a property that is in high demand, acting fast is essential to winning the bid. There are a lot of NYC apartments for rent today, and finding one for you can be difficult.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for NYC apartments for rent, it is important to work with a company that knows the area and the industry. Town Residential has served customers well over the years, and the company is dedicated to helping people new to the area. With so few NYC apartments for rent, prices are going higher every day. Town Residential knows how to help customers from a variety of backgrounds. If you want to take the next step in your real estate journey, this is a great company to work with.

Madison Street Capital Advisory role to the Dowco Group of Companies

Madison Street Capital was the advisor to the Dowco Group of Companies during the purchase of Acuna and Asociados. Acunas is a Chile-based structural engineering and steel detailing company, which serves several international agencies. The acquisition was announced by Madison Street’s CEO, Charles Botchway and led by the company’s senior directors Jay Rodgers and Karl D’Cunha.

The purchase of Acuna has enabled Dowco to extend its international steel detailing services while strengthening its local networks. The move will increase Dowco’s resources and help the company execute large scale projects and better serve its potential fabricator clients. Also, Dowco will be able to determine its potential to serve a broader global steel detailing market. According to Ewen Dobbie, Dowco’s President and CEO, the company is ambitious to become the leading steel detailing and pre-eminent 3D modeling service provider in the world. The company’s mission is to provide high standard steel detailing services to all its customers across the world. He adds that the reputation, geographical location, brand, and operational cost of Dowco will be significant in facilitating the company’s mandate. The acquisition is part of Dowco’s strategy to become the world leader in providing steel detailing services.

Background of Madison Street Capital, LLC

It is a transnational investment advisory firm dedicated to integrity, brilliance, delivering corporate acquisition, merger, investment consultancy services, and valuation services to privately and publicly owned enterprises. Madison’s services help its customers to thrive in the competitive international bazaar. In undertaking different projects, Madison Street Capital gives priority to client’s goals and objectives. The company views emerging investment opportunities as the core drivers of the clients’ growth, and therefore it will invest significant resources in these markets. Madison Street Capital rides on its customers’ confident and is dedicated to providing a high level of professional standards.

Madison Street Capital has a team of professionals with exceptional knowledge and experience in investment banking. The company’s professionals hold a proven track record of success in arranging capitalization and financing structures to meet each clients’ specific needs. The headquarters of Madison Street Capital is located in Chicago, Illinois. The investment banking firm also has offices in North America, Asia, and Africa. Having assisted its clients in different industries, Madison’s seasoned professionals understands how to handle all circumstances with care. For institutions and individuals looking for services to do with corporate governance, Madison Street Capital has a history of excellence in providing investment advisory services.

Chicago Based Madison Street Capital Awarded Two Prestigious M&A Awards

Madison Street Capital, a prominent investment banking firm, is awarded one of the most prestigious awards in the M&A industry. Recently, the M&A Advisor announced that the firm is selected as a finalist for the 15th Annual M&A Award. The M&A awards highlights the pinnacle of investment related to Merger and Acquisition, around the world. As such, it signifies that a firm has excelled in all departments related to the dynamic environment of deal making, restructuring and financing.

Madison Street Capital is nominated in two categories, which includes Boutique Investment Firm of the Year and International and Industrial Deal of the Year under $100 Million. The later, deal of under $100 Million refers to the facilitation services offered by Madison Square Capital to Dowco for acquiring Acuna & Asociados S.A. It is also notable that the deal was managed by Senior Managing Director, Karl D’Cunha.

Commenting on the deal, the CEO of Madison Street Capital, Charles Botchway, explained that the company is delighted to serve one of its long-standing customers, Dowco. He also praised the efforts of his investment teams, which helped nomination of the company as a Boutique Firm of the Year. Mr. Botchway also claimed that these awards were not possible without the diligence and hard work of investment teams behind the scene. Likewise, Senior Managing Director, Karl D’Cunha, also relished the opportunity to praise his team as he revealed that the acquisition of Acuna & Asociados S.A. was a complex affair because the project required various cross-border transactions that included many moving parts.

Interestingly, both senior officials insisted that the firm is committed to deal with growing and emerging businesses across the globe. In fact, multiple teams work tirelessly across different time zones to help deal-makers. Accordingly, analysts are already aware that Madison Street Capital puts bigger stakes in emerging markets, which has proved very successful for the company.

The winner of the prestigious M&A awards will be announced in a lavish ceremony and Gala at the famous New York Athletic Club, on November 9, 2016.

About Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital is a well-known firm, which specializes in M&A deal across the globe. Based in Chicago, the firm provides guidance in all matters related to restructuring, reorganization, bankruptcy, buy out, and private placement advisory services. Besides, it also provides complete business solutions such as valuation for goodwill, intangible assets and related products.

http://www.academia.edu/5983652/Madison_Street_Capital_Investment_Banking_Overview

SEC WHISTLEBLOWER HONORED WITH SECOND LARGEST AWARD

The PR news wire announced that the SEC (Securities & Exchange Commission) presented its second largest award to a whistle-blower represented by the Labaton Sucharow law firm. After collecting the penalty fees, the SEC gave the brave insider over 17 million dollars for the insider’s help in the investigation and conviction of the guilty parties. The whistle-blower provided pertinent information against a financial agent or agency that proved his/their culpability. Then the SEC determined violations were committed. SEC whistleblower Attorney Jordan A. Thomas took pride in the whistle-blower’s character and integrity and anticipates many more awards to be presented by the SEC. The SEC program protects the whistle-blower’s identity, reputation, and livelihood by not releasing the case name or the whistle-blower’s name. If the whistle-blower’s information results in sanctions, he or she will receive a sizable payment from 10 percent up to 30 percent of the sanctions levied against the financial agent or institution. The Labaton Sucharow law firm’s only mission is to represent and defend whistle-blowers. This law firm houses a team of experts that investigate, analyze, and compute information received by the client to prove the credibility of the client’s information.

Thanks to the Dodd-Frank act of 2010, whistle-blowers who participate in the SEC Whistleblower Program will be effectively protected from those agents or agencies who mishandle their relationships with investors. This program, supported by SEC approved whistle-blower lawyers, guards the confidentiality of the whistle-blower’s identity, shields the whistle-blower from a vengeful employer’s unfair practices, and compensates the whistle-blower with a cash reward.

This protection program acts as a transparent safe house for the whistle-blower. The new 21 F section of the Exchange Act establishes that any harmful act by the employer that would adversely affect the status or position of the whistle-blower’s employment is deemed illegal. In other words, the employer will break the law if the employer fires, places on unpaid leave, bumps to a lower paid position, or socially ostracizes the employee. Furthermore, the employer cannot exact retribution even if the employee participates in the investigation of the violations, testifies in court, or refuses to assist the employer in perpetrating more violations.

Creating Innovative Math Software For High School Students

Alexei Beltyukov is the Russian serial entrepreneur to watch. He started a career in medicine, but switched gears and in 1997 graduated with an MBA from INSEAD, a graduate business school founded in Fontainebleau, France. Since graduating he has launched several companies and currently serves as an advisor to a foundation, Endemic Capital, A-Ventures Ltd, New Gas Technologies, Mechanicus and the Skolkovo Foundation.

The successful entrepreneur, Alexei Beltyukov is also a committed philanthropist. He founded Endemic Capital in 2013 as a resource to provide funding for Russian start-up companies. He established the Russian Alumni Scholarship of INSEAD to provide financial support for Russians accepted at the institution. In his role as Vice President at the Skolkoyo Foundation he provides grants for Russian technology start-ups and resources for Russian entrepreneurs looking to expand their business opportunities.

Given his extensive support of education, Alexei Beltyukov was brought on board as the CEO to Solvy in 2015. Solvy is an innovative and free online educational platform that makes high school mathematics more accessible to students and teachers. The software allows educators to handpick many of the areas their students struggle with such as word problems, solving equations and interpreting tables and graphs. Teachers can assign practice assignments based on the needs of the student. The program also allows educators to track their students’ progress and help them to develop the appropriate classroom curriculum.

The software focuses on mathematics, a subject where American students underperform. Students’ progress is tracked and personalized recommendations are made to help students achieve the best results. According to Alexei Beltyukov, Solvy generates homework and quizzes based on the parameters set by the teacher. The software makes it easier for teachers to see if a student is grasping a concept or requires additional help.

The objective of the software is to streamline and simplify how high school students learn math. The student will progress at their own pace and will continue to work on a specific area until they grasp the concept. Teachers monitor the student’s progress and adapt their curriculum accordingly.